BENEFITING: ANIMAL PROTECTION AND WELFARE SOCIETY
Wilson is a stray that was rescued by APAWS. He had a tumor growing in his ear canal and extended into other parts of his head. Fortunately the tumor did not go into the brain itself. APAWS was able to make arrangements with a local veterinarian to do the surgery and make payments afterward as it was imperative that the tumor come out as soon as possible. Wilson pulled through like a champ and is now recovering from his surgery. He lost his ear canal and some area around the ear as well as his external ear. His veterinarian believes that he was able to remove 100% of the tumor and Wilson should make a full recovery.
Now APAWS faces a great financial strain as we currently have several other animals in need of treatment. We need your help to pay the current veterinary costs so we may continue to help other animals in need. The dogs and cats that come into our group must be vaccinated, spayed or neutered, tested for heartworms or FIV/FeLV, and are microchipped. The special needs cases that require a great deal of our resources makes it very difficult to be able to take in other animals due to the veterinary care that they must receive before they can be adopted. Please help us to continue being able to help the animals of our area. All donations are tax deductible as APAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Thank you for your help.
UPDATE 5/21/2013: Wilson was released from the vet clinic today. We are still awaiting his results from the biopsy done during his surgery. Wilson is a fighter and we are hoping for good news. Currently he is resting and has a very good appetite. He is on antibiotics and pain medication and will go back to the clinic on Friday and will stay the weekend for observation. Next week he will have his stitches and drain removed, and we hope he will rapidly improve as time goes on.
UPDATE 5/27/13: Wilson stayed at the veterinary clinic for the weekend and had his drain removed. His test results came back and the biopsy showed that the mass was a carcinoma. It is believed that the tumor was localized and that surgery was the best option for his survival. Wilson's vet states that there is no way to know if 100% of the tumor was able to be removed, but he feels that most likely it was. According to his report the surgery increases his life expectancy at a median of two even possibly 4 years. We are hoping it will be even longer than that. Wilson has already shown he can fight through something the vets believed he would not survive. His stitches come out this Friday and after that is it a matter of periodic exams to montior his health.
Thank you so much for all of your help for Wilson. It is wonderful to know that there are still people who care enough to help others in need.